West Hartford, Conn., will soon host three public meetings to discuss waste challenges and to educate residents about Save Money and Reduce Trash (SMART), the city’s possible new approach to waste management.
With the new program, trash collection would be funded through the sale of municipal trash bags instead of through taxes. A 30-gallon bag would cost $2, a tall kitchen bag $1.25 and a small bag $0.80.
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West Hartford is considering a major transformation of the town’s waste management and the public’s input will be critical as the process moves forward, beginning with three upcoming public meetings.
Director of Public Works John Phillips is confident that a “Save Money and Reduce Trash” (SMART) program will help dramatically reduce the amount of waste generated and at the same time save money for the town and for residents. A key aspect of a SMART program would mean that trash collection would no longer be paid for through taxes, but rather would be funded through the sale of municipal trash bags.